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May 16th, 2014

09 AVGolfMembers of the pro AV community will come together on May 29, 2014, for the 14th annual Pro AV Golf Tournament at the Glen Eagle Golf Club in Caledon, ON.

All the money raised from the tournament will go to Friends of Music Therapy, which supports the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Music Therapy Program. The registration fee for golfers is $145 and that includes green fees, power carts, lunch, and a barbeque dinner, plus all taxes and gratuities.

Glen Eagle is a 27-hole championship golf course northwest of Toronto, which has been one of the premiere courses in the Greater Toronto Area for more than 40 years.

For more information and/or to register for the Pro AV Golf Tournament, go to www.proavgolf.com.

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April 22nd, 2014

GerrDemoGerrAudio Distribution will be hosting Demo Days IV from April 29-30 at The Church on the Queensway (Toronto, ON).

Demo Day’s is a “hands-on” way to learn about new professional audio products and core technologies from ClearCom, DiGiCo, DPA, and Outline. Attendees are invited to sign up for training with guests from Denmark, England, Italy, and the U.S.

This year’s show will focus on four areas.

1 – Outline array loudspeaker demonstrations

Firstly, the Queensway Cathedral Sanctuary will be filled with new Outline Speakers. Along with conventional Outline products, operational line arrays will be featured. The new GTO C12 (High Power Touring Line Array), the MANTAS, the uniquely configurable MiniCompass, and economical EIDOS 265 Line Array.

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April 3rd, 2014

Remix-the-LegendsTo promote its new range of professional DJ and mixing headphones, Sennheiser has teamed up with DJs Bob Sinclar, Luciano, and DJ Fly for an exclusive Facebook contest. From the March 19, music fans, creators, and disciples are invited to remix one of the tracks provided by these DJs. After a four-week contest period, the winners will receive an exclusive meet and greet with their DJ idol at a live gig.

The remix introduces Sennheiser’s new DJ and mixing headphones; the HD8 DJ, HD7 DJ, and HD6 MIX. “Excellent, tight sound: the Sennheiser HD8 DJ headphones are the perfect tool when you’re laying down grooves that will make the crowd go wild”, says Bob Sinclar, star DJ and one of the ambassadors of Sennheiser’s mixing contest.

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March 17th, 2014

CMW-Sweepstakes2-newProfessional Sound is offering readers a chance to win a pair of Genelec M040 two-way active nearfield monitors with 6.5 inch woofers.

Head to the Professional Sound sweepstakes page for contest entry details.

The M040 monitor employs a 6.5-inch woofer with a one-inch metal dome tweeter, powered by an 80-Watt and 50-Watt amplifier, respectively. The free-field frequency response is 48Hz-21kHz (+/-3dB), while low distortion peak SPL is 107dB at one metre. The M040 measures 13 ¼-inches H x 9 ¼-inches W x 9-inches D and weighs 15.4 lbs.

These monitors are valued at $2,500. The last day to enter is May 31, 2014.

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February 18th, 2014

aeslogo6_smallThis month’s Toronto AES meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Ryerson University. The meeting will be held in room RCC 204, Eaton Theatre, in the Rogers Communication Building at 80 Gould St.

This month’s presentation will be by Martha de Francisco, a record producer and recording engineer specializing in classical music. Her presentation is titled “Music Production in the Flow of Technological Evolution.”

The following is from the AES Toronto bulletin:

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December 5th, 2013

QSCQSC Canada is giving away a pair of K10 active loudspeakers and totes. All you have to do is LIKE their page to enter the giveaway. Here’s your chance to win a pair of K10s valued at over $2,200. ENTER TODAY!

https://www.facebook.com/QSCCanada

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October 10th, 2013

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Check this thing out. There are more details in the Wall Street Journal – check the link: http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2013/10/10/giant-eggplant-brings-music-hope-to-tsunami-affected-japan/

 

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June 14th, 2013

Today is the final day of InfoComm13, and it started with an early-morning alarm clock reminding (forcing?) be to get to the Convention Centre for 7 a.m. to meet with Bill Coons and his team from Optocore North America, who had invited a number of consultants, integrators, TDs, media personnel, and the like to tour behind the scenes of the American Garden Theater at Walk Disney World.

The theatre itself is rather impressive – an outdoor auditorium with a capacity of over 1,000 but a lighting and audio rig reminiscent of one you’d find in a space several times that size. This summer alone, it’s hosting shows by some relatively big acts – Air Supply, Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Boyz II Men, and even the mmm-boppers themselves, Hanson.

For the last few years, the theatre has been employing a redundant Optocore fibre ring that replaced the previous copper cable runs. The staff onsite had nothing but good – or rather great – things to say about the improvements, which, after a tour of the FOH, “monitor beach,” and amp room, we had the chance to hear first-hand, A/Bing between the two infrastructure. The difference was apparent indeed.

It was a great networking opportunity for all involved – a group of passionate people from various states, provinces, and professions; not to mention an opportunity to see parts of one of the world’s most famous entertainment destinations.

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June 13th, 2013

So a great first day is in the books at InfoComm 2013. The organization’s slogan of “Communicate. Collaborate. Connect.” applies as much to the various technologies and systems on display here as it does the professionals gathered to experience them all.

Welcome to InfoComm 2013

This show has not only been resilient over the years to trends – and attendees – coming and going, but it’s been extremely prosperous, attracting a steadily increasing and widening array of attendees and exhibitors from various fields. There’s a definite increase in pro audio extending beyond the contractor/integrator market; in fact, an exhibitor and fellow connect suggested that InfoComm is becoming “the” pro audio show, and it’s hard to argue with his logic.

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June 5th, 2013


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